As you know, Windows 11 has raised the bar for minimum system requirements. Thanks to mandatory TPM 2.0 and Secure boot, huge number of devices are incompatible with the new operating system. Microsoft has already explained several times why this decision was made, but it seems that that wasn't enough to reduce the degree of users dissatisfaction.
A few days ago, Microsoft hosted a regular Q&A/AMA session that focused on how to upgrade to Windows 11 and deployment tools for enterprises. In particular, the company confirmed that it intends to block the upgrade path to Windows 11 for unsupported devices. Microsoft is using telemetry data to detect Windows 11 device compatibility.
Microsoft is aware that it is frustrating that some people won't be able to get Windows 11. The company reminds that they this enforcement to make devices more powerful and more secure than ever before. So the devices will stay protected modern world. Microsoft doesn't want administrators or consumers to think about compatibility all the time. Microsoft made some changes so that you don't even have to think about it, because your device will be able to detect it on its own before you are offered Windows 11, and before you spend your time downloading it.
The company's representative has also confirmed that the final version won't be able to bypass the System Requirements check by editing the Registry in WinPE/setup environment:
Microsoft says that Group Policy (that registry tweak is a Group Policy option) will not allow you to bypass hardware restrictions for Windows 11. Microsoft will not allow users to update their devices to an unsupported state, citing security concerns in the first place..
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